O Uber Together, known in other countries as Uber Pool, is interesting for those who want to save money on travel and has no time constraint: after all, the driver can leave the route to pick up another passenger. So to stimulate shared races, who ask for one UberX In the US you will be suggested to get a Uber Pool – the user will be the last to get in and the first to get out of the car.
The news is called Non-Stop Shared Rides (shared races without stopping). Here's how it works: The user calls a UberX and the app automatically looks for a Uber Pool path that allows them to enter last and exit first. If so, the option appears on the screen to participate in the shared trip; it is possible to decline.
Anyone who agrees to join a Uber Pool “Non-Stop Shared Ride” receives Uber Cash credits to spend on the platform, whether on future travel or a Uber Eats delivery. For drivers, this will just be a continuation of a race in the pool.
“When ordering a UberX race, at certain times you will have the option to take the last seat in a Uber Pool and be the first to leave,” the company explains. “Anyone who chooses to share the trip will receive Uber Cash that can be used for their next race or Eats order, and you arrive at your destination in approximately the same amount of time.”
Uber wants to stimulate shared travel
Brandon Trew, Uber Pool Product Director, explains to Mashable The reasoning behind Non-Stop Shared Rides: "We think there are people who would love to avoid CO2 emissions but who are focused on the element of speed."
Pool / Together was launched five years ago and has reached 50 different markets since then. Uber estimates that the service saved 34 million liters of gasoline, and avoided the emission of 80,000 tons of CO2 compared to UberX travel.
Non-Stop Shared Rides is available in 16 US cities: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC There are no release plans in Brazil yet.
With information: Uber, Mashable.